Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm not a square!

Although I wish I was. Haha! (Remember Square Pegs? Wow, Sarah Jessica Parker has come a long way!)

This is actually a challenge/contest called "Don't Be a Square" over at The Greeting Farm. The idea is to create a card that is not square or rectangular in shape. Fun huh? There are the cutest entries right now in the galleria - click HERE to ooh and ahh over some of the innovative designs that they've come up with.

I played along just to get my creative mists flowing and came up with this fish bowl card:


Isn't she a cutie? She's part of the new releases this month, and from the set called Down By The Pond. I traced a lid on to white cs and then free-handed the top of the fish bowl. And how about that water? I did it with my copics! NOT! haha! (A belated April Fool's joke for you.) It is actually a DP that I got from M's. It is so realistic and tranquil.
The gravel was made with a scrap piece of SU creamy caramel cs and CB'd with the bubbles folder. The sign, post, and underwater plant were also cut out of scraps, and the sentiment is from TGF's Rock The Farm set.
See my ghetto watermark? It's actually just text across the picture! I don't have the time to figure out how to do the watermark, I'll have DS look it over and just show me. Until then, I'm happy with this rigged look, it makes me feel kind of important. :D

On another note, I wanted to thank you all so much for the compliments on my Peter Pan house. I have decided to start selling these, and especially felt even more compelled when Marie (owner of The Greeting Farm) urged me to do it. Thanks Marie! :D
If you are interested, please email me at jonjinko@hotmail.com for more details and I will be sure to reply.
Have an incredible Tuesday everyone! And smile, it makes everyone wonder what you know that they don't. ;)
*Love and Aloha*

14 comments:

Cindy said...

This is so cute! Your cards are always so creative.

Melissa Craig said...

Yep! It turned out wonderful Joni! I knew it would.

PaperCrafty said...

Very cute!!! You are very creative!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your fun designs, so cool.

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOL Square Pegs...OMG.! You crack me up,friend! LOVe coming to your blog and reading your entries!

This fish bowl is BEYOND cute!!!

Randi said...

I love the fishy bowl card!!!! That water paper is perfect!!! I'm so glad you are selling your Peter Pan Houses! They are so awesome!! I love making houses and your Darling house was very inspiring! That Nana was incredible, too! You are a talented artist!! I always look forward to your posts!!!

Janna said...

Joni this is AMAZING!!!!! Wow, wow, wow! I love the fish bowl concept and the great paper and layout! So, so cute and so detail oriented!!! Love it!!!!! You are amazing and I am so casing this!

Smiles,
janna

Ann said...

Yet another gorgeous project! Girl, you need to get my name in a swap so I can get my hands on some of your gorgeous creations! ;)

Michelle said...

so adorable TFS!

Elizabeth said...

I love this. It is such a fun card - definitely not square or rectangle.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Superb design. It couldn't be cuter and I love your "ghetto" watermark! I don't know how to make any kind of watermark....

Cheryl Walker said...

That is toooo cute!!! Love your fish and the bowl for the challenge :)

great job hun!!!

Anita Hovey said...

This is a great card! Love the paper :)

Martha said...

the card is amazing!